12 of the 23 people killed in San Francisco in 2015 have been African American.
This as African Americans make up only six percent of the city’s population.
Proposals that would make a class in ethnic studies mandatory for all high school students are being considered by legislators in California and Nevada. The bills would make the courses a graduation requirement.
Administrative law judge Demetrius Shelton says behavior that used to get kids sent to the principal’s office, now gets them thrown in jail.
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris released her second-annual report on California’s truancy levels, which for the first time breaks the numbers down by race.
Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley’s economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.
Saying it has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to diversity, Twitter released information about the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday. The numbers reveal most employees of the social networking giant are male, and predominantly white or Asian.
Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.
Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.
A new report says Silicon Valley bounced out of the recession last year, adding jobs, income and initial public offerings.